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  • Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community

    01/18/2017 6:51:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Sen. Kamala Harris grilled President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week, she demanded to know his personal views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. Never mind, the growing jihadist threat, how the agency missed Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the potential of a nuclear-enabled North Korea, and the growing expansion of China in the South China Sea. Altogether, it was a bizarre exchange. But apparently, she was onto something. In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, departing CIA Director John Brennan said he wants his legacy to be the work...
  • Mccain: Trump ‘Has A Point,’ Dossier Leak Was ‘Totally Wrong’

    01/17/2017 10:56:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 44 replies
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President-elect Donald Trump’s “has a point” that the unverified dossier on Trump and Russia “was leaked is somebody’s responsibility,” and it was “totally wrong.”
  • John Brennan: Trump's 'Nazi Germany' tweet to US agencies was 'outrageous'

    01/16/2017 7:14:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 115 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-15-2017 | Staff
    The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security “I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road.” Brennan also said he took “great umbrage” at Trump’s suggestion that agencies biased against him were behaving as if the US were “Nazi Germany”.
  • Why is the CIA attacking Trump?

    01/15/2017 8:12:42 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 73 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Why is the CIA attacking Trump? They are concerned about Russian influence They are an arm of the Democrat Party
  • In Scathing Attack, CIA Director Brennan Warns Trump To "Watch What He Says"

    01/15/2017 1:58:25 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 127 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-15-2017 | Tyler Durban
    The departing CIA director John Brennan has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning the President-elect does not fully understand the threat posed to the US by Russia. As Reuters reports, Brennan's comments, during an interview on "Fox News Sunday," exposed the simmering tensions between the president-elect and the intelligence community he has criticized and is on the verge of commanding. Brennan also questioned the message it sends to the world if the president-elect broadcasts he does not have confidence in the United States' own intelligence agencies.
  • Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    01/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 10, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    What's worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News. If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media...
  • CIA Leaks Proof Of Russian Hack (Satire)

    12/19/2016 6:17:49 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    12/19/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    The CIA leaked proof of the Russian hack of the DNC and the Clinton Campaign. CNN's Wolf Blitzer released the breaking news this afternoon. Wolf stated that his third cousin, Coyote Blitzer, had learned of the details of the leak from prostitutes on 14th Street in DC who are frequented by CIA and Secret Service Agents. The CIA frequently uses prostitutes, both street and MSM, to leak stories. Coyote stated that the DNC and Clinton Campaign were both hacked with assistance from two Democratic operatives who had been turned. Robert (the Jackal) Creamer and Scott (the Poofer) Foval were turned...
  • Senior GOP Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of CIA Director Over Media Leaks on Russian Hacking

    12/18/2016 3:01:55 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/18/2016 | MARGARET CHADBOURN
    A senior Republican congressman called for an investigation into whether the head of the CIA leaked to the media while withholding from Congress the agency's findings that Russians used hacking in an attempt to help Donald Trump win the presidency. "We have supposedly [CIA Director] John Brennan leaking information to The Washington Post, to a biased newspaper like The New York Times -- findings and conclusions that he's not telling the [House] Intelligence Committee," said Rep. Peter King of New York in an interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week." King, a former chairman and current member of...
  • Paul Craig Roberts Warns "A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes"

    12/18/2016 6:46:57 AM PST · by Rockitz · 76 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 17 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, This article by Moon of Alabama is not conspiracy theory: Read it carefully. Check out the links. The below theses are thus far only a general outlay... ◦There is an "elite" coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump. ◦The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress. ◦The plan is to use the CIA's "Russia made Trump the winner" nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the...
  • Former Army Intel Officer: CIA Director John Brennan Is Playing Political Games

    12/12/2016 5:50:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 12/12/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Retired Army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer alleged Monday that CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games via a secret CIA assessment stating Russia interfered with the election to support GOP President-elect Donald Trump. ... This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Shaffer said. He added he has been talking with former CIA officials about the report. “Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to resident Obama.” “It’s about undermining Trump, that’s what it is,” Shaffer said. “It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I...
  • CNN's Robert Baer: We Should Have Another Election

    12/12/2016 6:04:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 86 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Well, that didn't take long. Barely a day after the Washington Post's Friday evening story that a "Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House," a "deeply disturbed" Bob Baer, appearing on CNN Newsroom, when questioned as to whether "we should have another election," said that if it's true, "I don’t see any other way than to vote again."
  • (Rep.) Tulsi Gabbard (D) - CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad

    11/21/2016 1:01:17 PM PST · by maggief · 83 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Oct 21, 2015
    Published on Oct 21, 2015 Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Tulsi explains why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria. Instead of once again being distracted by trying to get rid of a secular dictator, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counter productive wars and focus on defeating the Islamist extremists who have declared war on America.
  • Headline, “CIA plans cyber-attack on Russia” should say, “Frightened Obama goes Dr. Strangelove”

    10/17/2016 9:09:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Okay, so now we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama, The Cowardly Lion is so worried about “The Russians” hacking the Democrats to pervert the outcome of the election that he is planning to plunge America into a nuclear war to stop them. Really? How very Dr. Strangelove of him! Whether The Cowardly Lion is bluffing or serious, once again he has shown us exactly why neither he, nor any other Democrat should ever be our Commander in Chief. If he is serious, then this “leak” is yet another “telegraphing” of our intentions; a politically inspired tip-off which would...
  • Obama Worries Future Presidents Will Wage Perpetual, Covert Drone War

    10/05/2016 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Intercept, the | 03 October 2016 | Ryan Devereaux, Alex Emmons
    President Obama warns in a new interview of a future in which a U.S. president could engage in perpetual covert wars “all over the world.” But he claims that the accountability and transparency measures he is instituting will make that less likely. In the interview, with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, Obama expressed agreement with one of the most salient critiques of his drone war, that it risks creating “institutional comfort and inertia with what looks like a pretty antiseptic way of disposing of enemies.” Obama explained that he had looked at “the way in which the number of drone...
  • CIA is Worried about Europe’s Refugee Crisis

    10/03/2016 10:10:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 30, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At their third annual joint conference, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and George Washington University (GWU) held a meeting on GWU’s campus last week. CIA Director John Brennan gave the opening remarks and interestingly enough, mentioned that the humanitarian and refugee crises concern the CIA's analysts. Also in his opening remarks, he estimated that up to 35 years of development has been set back due to the current Syrian civil war. He spoke about the perceived secrecy surrounding the CIA, “The American people have the right to know” what the government is doing, and made a veiled reference to exiled...
  • CIA, State Department, Pentagon Take Their Civil War to the Campaign Trail

    09/14/2016 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently gave a non-interventionist foreign policy speech suggesting that he wants to make new allies of old foes and find common ground with them on shared national security challenges. He noted that 88 U.S. generals and admirals have endorsed him, and that "the current strategy of toppling regimes, with no plan for what to do the day after, only produces power vacuums that are filled by terrorists." Trump should tell that to the 51 State Department officials who called for ramping up U.S. military intervention in Syria in an internal memo that was reviewed by...
  • Bombshell: Would-Be Hillary Campaign Adviser Lied About CIA’s Role Editing Benghazi Talking Points

    08/06/2016 2:58:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 78 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 2014 | Kyle Becker
    Catherine Herridge of Fox News is all over new evidence that former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell was responsible for editing the Benghazi talking points, while attempting to blame the FBI.... ...Before Mike Morrell left the CIA, he disclosed to the Wall Street Journal his interest in “advising future presidential campaigns.” Morrell then joined Beacon Global Strategies, a firm founded by Phillippe Reines, who has been described as Hillary Clinton’s “principal gatekeeper.” Morrell is currently a paid contributor for CBS News.
  • Obama never met with his Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

    07/14/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has spent 33 years in the intel business and was appointed to two key positions by President Obama; deputy director of national intelligence and the director of the defense intelligence agency. He is currently being considered as a running mate for Donald Trump. But in the four years that Flynn served in the Obama administration, he was never summoned to a meeting with the president nor ever asked for his views on any issue.
  • CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans

    06/29/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Klaidman
    Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited...
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • CIA director: '28 pages' Contain Inaccurate Information

    05/02/2016 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
  • Director Brennan: CIA Won't Waterboard Again — Even if Ordered by Future President

    04/10/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    Nbc ^ | April 10, 2016 | RICHARD ENGEL and ROBERT WINDREM
    CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News in an exclusive interview that his agency will not engage in harsh "enhanced interrogation" practices, including waterboarding, which critics call torture — even if ordered to by a future president. "I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I've heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure," Brennan said. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said that if elected president, he'd authorize the use of waterboarding which was banned in 2009. Trump said the technique, considered torture under international law, and other methods he characterized as "a...
  • The CIA Accidentally Left 'Explosive Training Material' on a School Bus

    04/01/2016 9:10:45 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Apr 1, 2016, 9:24 AM ET | Elizabeth McLaughlin
    The CIA Accidentally Left 'Explosive Training Material' on a School Bus By Elizabeth McLaughlin Apr 1, 2016, 9:24 AM ET The Central Intelligence Agency accidentally left stable “explosive training material” in a school bus last week after concluding a routine training exercise. The Loudoun County, Virginia, school bus unknowingly took elementary and high school students to and from school on Monday and Tuesday with the material under the hood of the bus. On Wednesday, the CIA was notified that the explosive training material, while inert, was found in the bus during a maintenance check. On Thursday the CIA said in...
  • CIA Has Dedicated Program to Recruit Transgender Individuals

    02/18/2016 12:25:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Central Intelligence Agency three-year "Diversity and Inclusion Strategy" includes a dedicated program to recruit transgender individuals and agency-wide "unconscious bias" training. The plan, released by the CIA's Diversity and Inclusion Office last week, lays out several goals for "weaving diversity and inclusion throughout the talent cycle." One agency goal is "Becoming an Employer of Choice," and includes "dedicated programs" to recruit every demographic imaginable. "Cultivating an inclusive culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness enables all officers to contribute to their full potential," the CIA plan stated. "When employees feel included, have a voice, and are given opportunities to...
  • CIA Spokesman Slams ‘13 Hours’ as ‘Distortion’ of Benghazi Events

    01/17/2016 7:23:06 AM PST · by G Larry · 100 replies
    Variety via Drudge ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ted Johnson
    A spokesman for the CIA is criticizing the Michael Bay movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" as a "distortion of the events and people who served in Benghazi that night." The spokesman, Ryan Trapani, was quoted in an exclusive Washington Post story, which also features an interview with the CIA chief in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a siege of the diplomatic compound and attack on the CIA annex. "No one will mistake this movie for a documentary," Tripani told the Post. "It's a distortion of the events...
  • CIA boss takes tougher stance against ISIS than Obama

    11/16/2015 11:47:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    Taking a noticeably darker tone than President Obama, CIA Director John O. Brennan warned Monday that the Paris terrorist attacks were not "a one-off event" and that intelligence officials anticipate the Islamic State has other sophisticated plots "in the pipeline." While Mr. Brennan said authorities are still trying to confirm the extent to which the Islamic State's Syria- and Iraq-based leadership played a role in Friday's deadly coordinated attacks, his remarks on the extremist group as a whole were notably tougher in tone and more alarmist than almost simultaneous comments President Obama was making at an international summit he was...
  • Following Top Secret Leak, David Petraeus Reinstated As CIA Director, Given Backpay (Satire!)

    04/25/2015 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 1 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Zieja
    WASHINGTON — David Petraeus has been reinstated as CIA Director and given $2.2 million in backpay following new legislation that decriminalizes the leak of top secret information, as long as it is done by people who have deep political connections or fame. Congress unanimously passed legislation on Friday that takes into account a convicted person’s sociopolitical rank before passing sentence on a convicted criminal, particularly when it comes to matters of national security. In this controversial bill, lawmakers standardized the long-standing practice of allowing high-ranking political and military figures to break the law without any fear of the consequences, which...
  • CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 4:05:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/23/15 | Shane Harris
    The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.”
  • White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

    01/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Ali Watkins
    Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agency’s torture program, according to a recently released report by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector General’s report, which was completed in July but only released by the agency on Wednesday, reveals that Brennan spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough before ordering CIA employees to “use whatever means necessary” to determine how certain sensitive internal documents had wound up in...
  • The CIA Reportedly Lied About How We Got Bin Laden [Enhanced Interrogation Didn't Do It]

    12/10/2014 8:27:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ken Dilanian
    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes. Then-CIA Director Leon Panetta repeated that assertion in public, and it found its way into a critically acclaimed movie about the operation, "Zero Dark Thirty," which depicts a detainee offering up the identity of bin Laden's courier, Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti, after being tortured at a secret CIA interrogation site. As it turned out, bin Laden was living in al-Kuwaiti's walled family compound,...
  • Obama Throws America's Spies Under The Bus [One Intelligence Official Says Obama's "BSing"]

    09/29/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 29, 2014 | MICHAEL B KELLEY AND BRETT LOGIURATO
    Obama Throws America's Spies Under The Bus MICHAEL B KELLEY AND BRETT LOGIURATO SEP. 29, 2014 One Intelligence Official Says Obama's "BSing." In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night, President Barack Obama placed blame squarely at the foot of the US intelligence community for the rise of the Islamic State, the extremist group also known as ISIS. Citing comments from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Obama said the intelligence community had "underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," referring to the rise of ISIS militants in the country's northeast. But American spies, experts, and journalists who have been...
  • Flashback: Obama Calls Plame Leak a Crime, Calls for Congressional Investigation (Video)

    05/28/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/14 | Jim Hoft
    Jesse Watters pointed out today on The Five that during the Valerie Plame affair back in 2005 Senator Barack Obama called the leak a crime. He also called for an immediate investigation. “Remember what Obama as senator said about Valerie Plame? We have it right here. He called for an immediate Congressional investigation. He called it a possible “criminal act.” He said it jeopardized the safety of the networks of our intelligence agencies.” Plame was a CIA desk jockey at the time. Last weekend the Team O leaked the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan.
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • Valerie Plame, ex-intelligence officials slam White House for 'astonishing' CIA leak

    05/28/2014 2:58:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Valerie Plame, the ex-CIA operative outed by the W. Bush administration, also chimed in. “Astonishing: White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan,” she tweeted in a sardonic message on Monday. The name of the CIA’s chief of station in Kabul, the agency’s top spy in Afghanistan, was listed among the 15 officials briefing Obama upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base. The White House only caught the error when Washington Post reporter Scott Wilson alerted the press office, after Obama’s schedule was included in an email that was circulated to as many as 6,000 members of the media.
  • White House Cancels Press Briefing After Office Blows CIA Identity

    05/27/2014 5:36:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House press office canceled the daily briefing with reporters Tuesday, dodging tough questions after the press office mistakenly revealed the identity of the top CIA official in Afghanistan. The official was named in a list of participants of a meeting with President Obama during his brief trip to Afghanistan. After journalists at the Washington Post questioned the White House decision, the press office scrambled to update the list of participants sent to the press pool. On Tuesday afternoon, the White House surprised reporters by canceling the White House press briefing and instead scheduling a press call on President...
  • White House launches internal probe into accidental outing of CIA official

    05/27/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/14 | Staff
    The White House has launched an internal probe after its press office inadvertently outed the top CIA official in Afghanistan -- a national security blunder that could put that individual at risk. A spokeswoman with the National Security Council confirmed to Fox News that the White House chief of staff asked White House Counsel Neil Eggleston to “look into what happened” and make recommendations on “how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again.” The brief statement from the National Security Council was the first on-the-record comment made by the administration since the
  • Exposure of CIA Station Chief Spotlights Administration’s Immaturity

    05/27/2014 3:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Anybody can make a mistake, and that certainly appears to be what led to the Obama White House’s exposure of the top CIA official in Afghanistan this weekend. Unfortunately, as Roger Kimball details , this is not an isolated incident. In year six of the Obama administration, it speaks volumes about not just incompetence but immaturity and the skewed priorities that come with it. Exactly because anyone can make a mistake, large organizations — presidential administrations included — build layers of vetting into the disclosure of information to the public. In this instance, because the commander-in-chief made a surprise visit...
  • White House Mistakenly Identifies CIA Chief In Afghanistan

    05/26/2014 4:48:18 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-25-14 | Greg Miller
    White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan 571 Share to Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Add to PersonalPost Share via Email Print Article More By Greg Miller, Published: May 25 E-mail the writer The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial...
  • Surprise! Obama Administration Outs Kabul CIA Chief During Obama’s Afghanistan Visit

    05/26/2014 5:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    An unidentified Obama administration official exposed the name of the highest-ranking CIA officer in Kabul on Saturday by accidentally placing it on a list of names provided to a bunch of media outlets. The list contained the names of several senior U.S. officials who took part in a military briefing during President Barack Obama’s surprise Memorial Day visit to Afghanistan to glad-hand with the troops, reports The Washington Post.
  • ‘Whoops!’ Did White House inadvertently publicly identify CIA station chief in Kabul?

    05/25/2014 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday. There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:
  • CIA official dies in apparent suicide

    04/05/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/13 | Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists. Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation. The agency subsequently reported that several Senate...
  • CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

    03/17/2014 2:08:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | Ken Dilanian
    Veteran officer Jonathan Bank is placed on leave amid a rebellion against his management style, current and former officials say. WASHINGTON — The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division in disarray, according to current and former officials. Officers and analysts in the Iran operations division, which coordinates spying on Iran and its nuclear program, were informed at a meeting last week at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., of the decision...
  • CIA Claims Benghazi Survivors Wanting to Talk Should Work Through Proper Channels

    08/06/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In a May 30, 2013, letter to CIA officers on the ground last fall in Benghazi, Libya, CIA director John Brennan notifies survivors of those attacks that congressional oversight committees remain interested in hearing from them. HPSCI (House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) and SSCI (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence), Brennan wrote, “have asked that CIA leadership reach out to officers who were in Benghazi during the attacks to let them know of the committees’ interest in hearing first-hand account. While the committees have asked that we make those in Benghazi during the attacks aware of their interest in hearing...
  • Copy of CIA Director's Letter to Benghazi Survivors

    08/06/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained a copy of the letter CIA director John Brennan sent to survivors of the Benghazi terror attack:
  • Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the Benghazi attack, agency in panic .......

    08/04/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:31 pm on August 1, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    What kind of panic are we talking about here? Actual quote from agency “insider” communications obtained by CNN: “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”The word of the day is “unprecedented.” Phony scandal no more: Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings…It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career…Another [insider] says, “You...
  • CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked'

    08/02/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 58 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 2, 2013 | Damien McElroy
    The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports.
  • Deputy CIA Director Resigns

    06/12/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 189 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 6/12/13 | Chad Pergram
    Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 2m Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell resigns.
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • Rand Paul....LIVE!....filibustering Brennan confirmation

    03/06/2013 9:53:49 AM PST · by yoe · 761 replies
    C-span ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rand Paul
    LIVE on C-SPAN2: Senate Session
  • Sen. [Rand] Paul threatens hold on CIA pick [John Brennan] over use of drones

    02/14/2013 8:00:10 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    USA TODAY via GOP USA ^ | 2/14/2013 | Susan Page
    Sen. Rand Paul told USA Today Wednesday that he is prepared to put a "hold" on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA and to filibuster it if necessary until the administration responds to his questions about the use of drones in the United States. The Kentucky Republican said he would do "whatever it takes" to block Brennan's confirmation until he directly answers whether American citizens legally can be killed by drone strikes within U.S. borders. ...